It took Paul Tyler over 600 hours of meticulous intricate work to craft his amazing model of HMS Royal Oak.
“I was reading an article in The Orkney Archaeology Review…”
“Its an honour and privilege to be asked to undertake this project, and I know that this model means a lot to so many people.”
“Sunday the 28th October, a beautiful, sunny, crisp autumn day, and we thought we’d go to Scapa for a walk along the beach. “
The latest technology is being used to reveal more about the wrecks lying in Scapa Flow and events that took place in the waters around Orkney 100 years ago.
These significant finds have been of great importance to modern understanding of traditional Nordic boat-building techniques.
On 21st June 1919, Rear Admiral Ludwig von Reuter gave the order to scuttle the 74 ships of the High Seas Fleet located in Scapa Flow.
It is when you see the photographs and the personal messages that the horror and death that occurred in the early hours of that Autumn day really hit home.